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Old 09-27-2012, 09:57 PM   #916
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1st floor noise level

Thanks to everyone that responded to my 1st floor noise level question. Since the majority agreed that 1st floor isn't that noisy and less walking and stairs, I plan to stay with my original request for a 1st floor room near the main building.

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:03 AM   #917
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Anyone check in before 9 am?

Hi all!! I read that you can check in as early as you like and they will hold your bags for you.. but I guess I'm just paranoid about checking in before 9am. We are staying nearby the first night and want to check in and hit the parks early Monday morning. Has anyone checked in at 7 or 8 am before?
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #918
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I can't believe the time has finally come. Telling my two kiddies tonight we are leaving for Disney in the am. Defiantly the hardest secret I have ever kept!!! I can't get wait show them how magical it is. My last visit was 8 years ago on my honeymoon. Woohoo!!!!!!
How fun!! I have done the surprise trip twice and it was torture keeping it a secret!!

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:13 AM   #919
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Hi all!! I read that you can check in as early as you like and they will hold your bags for you.. but I guess I'm just paranoid about checking in before 9am. We are staying nearby the first night and want to check in and hit the parks early Monday morning. Has anyone checked in at 7 or 8 am before?
We have frequently checked in that early. Occasionally our room has been available at that time. Other times not. We are always able to check in, get our KTTW, and if our room isn't ready we just check our bags with Bell Services. Then we're off to the park. They'll text you when your room is ready.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:24 AM   #920
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When I did our online checkin it asked what the earliest time u would check in would be an I chose 7 am- not that it will be ready but fingers crossed
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:10 PM   #921
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When I did our online checkin it asked what the earliest time u would check in would be an I chose 7 am- not that it will be ready but fingers crossed
The check-in time just lets them know when you are going to need your welcome package. They don't do them all in a batch the night before, they are made up during the day and it may mean that yours might be prepared just an hour or two in advance of your arrival. That way, in most cases at least, they can make sure the room they are assigning you is actually ready.

That's the idea anyway, it obviously can't ALWAYS work if lots of people check-in at the same sort of time, but if they can give you your room straight away that's what they'd prefer to do.

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #922
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Walkway to por

Can someone tell me if there are benches on the walkway between POFQ and POR. My mom might need a place to sit on the way over
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #923
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Thanks y'all!!! I just did online check in and put early also!!! I cant wait!!! I also want to request building four if possible... One site said thw best thing to do is fax. I tried to put a request on the check in page but it wouldnt let me... Anyone had experience doing this?
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #924
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Well replying to my own question... Just saw some older posts saying to call! Will do!!!

This will be our fourth time at POFQ... I cant get my family to think abt another resort...they love it there!! So do I!! Cant wait!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #925
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Transportation guide?

I've seen the sticky under transportation but that is for all resorts

Is there anything posted on getting from point A to point B specifically from POFQ? I would love to add route directions onto my touring cards - mostly for our morning ADRs at resorts and then getting to the parks.

I've recently read reports of bus waits in excess of an hour - that is one reason we chose FQ to hopefully have good bus transporation. I will have an ECV and I've read where buses may be full or drivers don't want to mess with them making the wait time longer.

This is our first time on property and I would love for it to go smoothly
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:36 AM   #926
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Can someone tell me if there are benches on the walkway between POFQ and POR. My mom might need a place to sit on the way over
Yes there are, although be warned that some are also designated smoking areas.



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I also want to request building four if possible... One site said thw best thing to do is fax.
Correct, fax is the resort's preferred option. Room assignments are handled by a single team for the combined POR and POFQ resort (they are based backstage over at POR in fact) and the Port Orleans team does read their faxes, despite what some people might say about other resorts.

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:54 AM   #927
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Hello everyone,

I have booked our very first family vacation to WDW for June 3 to June 9, 2013. We are staying @ POFQ. Is there or are there specific areas you would suggest over others? I would love to stay in one of the Royal rooms we are booked in a standard. Are there tips on getting an upgrade? From what I have read so far the chance of an upgrade seems to decrease if you flat out ask for one. Does this seem to be true?
Thanks in advance for your help. I haven't been to WDW since 1994 when I was single. I want this trip to be spectacular.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:00 AM   #928
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I think chances are slim for the Royal Room upgrade

The Royal Rooms are quite frequently booked way ahead of time and as your dates fall when school is out for summer, chances are slim that you would be upgraded, but no harm in trying right.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:11 AM   #929
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Also, the Royal Rooms are at Port Orleans Riverside (POR), not Port Orleans French Quarter (POFQ).
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #930
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We've been back home for 5 days and I'm really missing my 'other home' at POFQ

I want to send a letter complimenting a few specific CM's from POFQ. I know I can use the general WDW address but I want something to go to the resort as well. To whom and how do I address this and is there an email option?

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